This renovated powder room creates quite the dramatic before and after. The original bathroom was mis-matched, partially updated, missing a mirror and had stamped tile on the walls. It was in desperate need of a makeover that would provide the family with not only a functional main floor powder room, but a room that would make a big design impact in a very small space.

The homeowner wanted the room to make a bold statement while still conveying a clean, fresh, simple aesthetic. The designer introduced her to Schumacher’s fun and lively “A-Twitter” pattern in color “Summer.” Blending soft neutral tones in the background with bright, cheerful birds, the charming wallcovering is the statement piece the client wanted.

So that the patterned print did not overwhelm the small room, the designer suggested installing paneled wainscoting all around the room in a taller chair-rail height. The wainscoting was painted in a bright white color that allowed the architectural detail of the paneling to stand out.

A 1 ¼ honed marble hexagon floor, in Jet Black, was laid, adding a classic detail. Its dark color helps to ground the bold pattern and pops of color in the wallcovering.

The finishing touches were the Rejuvenation metal-framed pivot mirror and the Boston functional triple light from Visual Comfort, both in polished chrome.

Layering textures, shapes and materials with the floor tile, wall covering and wall panels created a dynamic, stylish bathroom.

Laurie LeBoeuf, Allied ASID

Alise O’Brien Photography

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